Fox Hunting In Missouri

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Parker Wormek
Dwiggins
Computers 7th
25 August 2017
Missouri Hunting/trapping animals
Missouri is a pretty big hunting state, having our own national forest and several plots of land dedicated to just hunting is also pretty nice. Since we have so much forestry, why don’t I teach you a little bit about the wild animals that live in these deep valleys and cool springs, some of these you might not see every day. During the 2015-2016 deer season, 274,447 deer were legally harvested, this was a 7% increase from the 2014-2015 season, but a 3% decrease from the 10 year average, but lately, the population has been dropping, this is due to severe disease outbreaks, a changes in habitat availability. Deer population however has been slowly decreasing
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Some were after common creatures like the racoon or possum, others were after the more difficult animals, such as the fox or the beaver. The fox is a very smart animal, its sleek body allows it to run through the forest without making a sound, the fox is also a solitary animal, which means they hunt alone, rather than with a pack. For trappers, this means that they have to set their traps up perfectly, setting up a slight wall so that the fox can only come from a certain direction, which would lead the fox directly over the trap. This also means that a trapper can spread out their traps, knowing that there will be only one fox in one area, this would allow more trapped…show more content…
The coyote is a wild canine, sort of like the wolf, it's just much smaller than a wolf that you would see in the more northern areas of the states/canada. The coyote prefers to hunt and live in packs, this allows it to take down bigger game such as deer with ease. Coyotes in Missouri have very faint red fur that surrounds their bodies, but on their back turns to more of a gray black mix in color. The coyote will eat small game such as rodents, rabbits, fish and frogs, and larger game like deer. When the coyote is not eating it’s bigger prey, they will eat snakes, insects, fruit and grass. Quiet weird dogs right? Never heard of a canine that eats
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